Re: [sig-policy] prop-088: Distribution of IPv4 addresses once the final /8 period starts
I see your point, and I encourage the authors as well as the SIG members to consider these issues . Regards
----- Original Message ----- From: "Owen DeLong" email@example.com To: "Terence Zhang YH" firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: "Policy SIG" email@example.com Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 11:09 AM Subject: Re: [sig-policy] prop-088: Distribution of IPv4 addresses once the final /8 period starts
Terence, thank you for that. If enacted, it does, indeed, reduce some of the APNIC specific aspects of external concerns.
However, it does raise new ones.
By placing all such addresses into the post-exhaustion pool with its very restrictive policies for allocation/assignment, you create the situation where:
- APNIC is unlikely to receive additional space from IANA as
they are unlikely to exhaust the pool as defined in the proposed global policy.
- Once all current APNIC resource holders have received their single /22
from this pool, the pool could become a monotonically increasing collection of addresses that cannot be utilized. Of course, the workaround for this is to merely create an additional APNIC org each time you want to receive a /22.
The second concern is actually somewhat valid even with the existing policy, but, certainly if there is the ability for this pool to grow from external addresses, I suspect it will become a more tempting target.
Terence Zhang YH